The Ranger (2018)

The Ranger
Director: Jenn Wexler
Writer: Giaco Furino, Jenn Wexler
Cast: Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, Amanda Grace Benitez, Jeté Laurence, Larry Fessenden
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 22.9.2018
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Plot:
Chelsea (Chloë Levine), Garth (Granit Lahu), Abe (Bubba Weiler), Jerk (Jeremy Pope) and Amber (Amanda Grace Benitez) are all at the same punk club when it gets raided by the police. The five of them make their escape together, but not before Garth actually stabs a police man to avoid getting caught with drugs on his person. Hoping to find refuge in the hunting cabin of Chelsea’s family, they set out for the woods. Once there, a Park Ranger (Jeremy Holm) gets on their case.

The Ranger was a bit underwhelming, I have to admit. It just didn’t really come together for me, although I did like the idea.

The film poster showing a man in a hat and with sunglasses in shades of blue and black.
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The Transfiguration (2016)

The Transfiguration
Director: Michael O’Shea
Writer: Michael O’Shea
Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe LevineAaron Moten, Larry Fessenden
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 27.9.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Plot:
Milo (Eric Ruffin) leads a rather lonely and quiet life, keeping mostly to himself. His parents are gone, he lives with his older brother Lewis (Aaron Moten). What he spends most of his time with is vampires in all shapes and forms. But his obsession goes a little farther than most’s – Milo is actually trying to become a vampire, and that includes drinking blood. That’s when Sophie (Chloe Levine) shows up in his neighborhood. The two of them slowly build an alliance of outcasts. But will their connection change Milo’s path?

The Transfiguration has a promising concept but it unfolded way too slow for my taste. I think with more speed I would have loved it, but as is, watching it became an exhausting chore.

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